|From the pattern cover|
Enter Tuesday morning and my Handwork group. Ooops - nothing ready to work on for Handwork. That's what it was all about! It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I took the opportunity to work on this project I started at Quilt Market.
The project was the tea towel in the top picture using their "Applique with Attitude" technique. (You can find the book here). Basically, the idea is needle turn applique without invisible stitches. The applique shapes are stitched down with perle cotton using a running stitch or mock blanket stitch. It was interesting to learn how they prepare their applique shapes and that they like to use an overlay for proper placement. I've been a fan of overlays for quite some time - no need for lightboxes or marking the background fabric.